Active Directory

What is Active Directory

The simplest definition of Active Directory is that it is a directory service for Windows operating systems. But what does this actually mean? What is Active Directory used for? How can you manage it? Whether you are a new system administrator who wants to learn Active Directory basics, such as its structure, services, components and essential terminology, or a seasoned administrator looking to find new best practices and improve your skills even further, this eBook has something for you.
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Why Use Active Directory Security to Improve Your Server Security?

How do you secure your network servers, laptops, desktops, and workstations? A good starting point is to have a checklist of how to enable security features on these devices. You also need to enable a server monitoring service to track specific events and generate event logs. Yet, your security tasks are never done. You can get a false sense of security if you merely go through your checklist of security items and stop.


How to Authenticate using Azure Active Directory

DreamFactory’s Azure AD connector makes it easy to use an Azure Active Directory tenant for API authentication. By using Azure AD Application Roles it is also possible to assign Users and Groups to DreamFactory roles from the Azure Portal. In this example, we will show how to quickly configure DreamFactory with the proper metadata from Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD).

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Active Directory Security Best Practices Includes Monitoring for Signs of Compromise

Fun Fact: Most types of network and computer compromises could have been discovered much sooner if the organization had enabled proper event log monitoring using an appropriate server monitoring solution that alerted them to the issue. Without such a software application or not taking the time to configure it correctly, it takes much longer to uncover the compromise if it is ever discovered at all.

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How Active Directory Management Tools Help Quickly Find and Troubleshoot Issues

Active Directory is part of Microsoft Windows software environments primarily for networks where some sort of domain control is required. The service is much more than just authenticating and authoring access to network resources. Active Directory is also used to enforce various network security policies, enable various processes, and enable various services. Active Directory consists of a logical structure that allows the server to execute the appropriate actions, authentication, services, and so on.


IT security under attack: Why are group memberships so crucial?

Security groups either make or break your IT security. Group memberships are responsible for administrative access in your your network and define access to other privileged resources and data on your domain. Ever wondered how a simple misconfiguration of a group membership could lead to a security incident? This blog elaborates the most common misconfiguration or security loopholes that can cause damage to the sensitive data in your network.

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The importance of Active Directory for Fast Citrix Logon Time

Most of you know that one of the most important user experience metrics in a Citrix environment is the logon time. A 2018 survey by eG Innovations and DABCC found out that Citrix logon time was the number one problem for administrators: 59% of respondents rated logon time as their biggest problem. There are many best practices to improve Citrix logon times. Slowness during the logon processing can, of course, increase logon times. Issues with group policies or slow profile loading is often a cause.

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Use Active Directory Monitoring to Protect Remote Active Directory Logins

Active Directory (AD) is a process service that is used in Microsoft® Windows-based environments. It is responsible for authenticating users when they connect to servers and for authorizing access to different directories, files, and data. AD is also responsible for carrying out security protocols on all connected devices and computers. For example, there is a policy in place where, after three login attempts, a user’s account is locked.


Secure mobile Authentication with Azure Active Directory

Enterprise Alert is the premier solution for reliable, targeted, and accountable Alerting. At Derdack, we have always aimed to provide the best possible security combined with an easy to use User interface. Part of this UI is the Enterprise Alert mobile App which supports secure 2-factor authentication by integrating with ADFS.